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Hi there. Me and a freind are planning to make a trip to the dirtbike trails in west virginia for about 4 or five days. We are from london ontario canada and would be renting a box van to load our bikes and gear so they will be secure when we are not riding. I talked to one of the trail workers over the phone down there and he said based on what we were looking for as far as trails and things to do when not riding we should look into the Williamson county area? We just want a loop style trial that is long and it loops back to our lodge/motel/campground what ever it might be, also we are wanting some night life after riding and the guy I talked to on the phone said that there was a bar geared towards your types (18 to 25) years of age in the Willaimson area, ever heard of such a place in your adventures? Any info about the trails and where to stay would be great. Thanks
I would agree that Williamson is a nice place and does have a few bars for nightlife. This is on the buffalo mountain trails system which I consider to be a little more difficult than the others. All the trails are marked as green, blue or black, it's just that the greens are harder at buffalo than the other systems and the blues and blacks are based from the greens. A ride from Williamson to Matewan at a leisurely pace will take you about 3.5 hours. You can ride into town, and have lunch, fill up your bikes, and ride back in the afternoon. I haven't yet made it to Delbarton on that same system so can't tell you much about that. Matewan is pretty small, and there's not a lot of night life there. I have stayed at the sycamore inn, and although it looks better on the web page than in person, it was reasonable.
After a day or two at buffalo mountain you might want to consider moving to Rockhouse in Man, WV which is the shortest drive. Man probably has a little nightlife, although I don't really look for that myself. Man, WV is small, but Rockhouse is a nice trail system.
If you move up to Bearwallow and stay in Logan, WV that will be the largest city you'll encounter as far as the community connectors go on the trail system.
Should you choose to go south, you can stay at Pineville (which doesn't seem to have much nightlife), but there is a connector between the Pinnacle Creek and Indian Ridge systems so you can get the most riding mileage in by riding them both from the same spot. I haven't been there since they finished the connector to try it out. These 2 systems are generally considered to be the easiest of all the trail systems.
There is nothing around the Little Coal River trail system unless you want to drive back into Charleston (the state capital) which is 30 minutes or so north.
My wife and I spent a week there last year, and we made reservations for the first 2 nights, and then played the rest of the week by ear. During the week you'll likely find lots of available lodging with no reservation needed.
there is a riders community forum and you can ask others for their opinions, and also communicate with lodging operators directly.
People are very friendly down there, and your equipment should be relatively safe although it only takes one bad apple to spoil your week.
Good luck, and spend some time on www.trailsheaven.com
. There are a lot of people that live there that can help you plan your week.